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Gold Medallion Awards (SD)


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Gold Medallion Awards (SD)

foodiechick | Apr 22, 2009 01:11 PM

Since my post last night about two of the winners of the Gold Medallion Awards fired up a slowing thread, I thought it would be interesting to show all of last night's winners. So here are this years winners of the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association.

Chef of the year: Hanis Cavin of Kensington Grill
Restauranteur of of the year: Phil Pace of Phil's BBQ
Best American: Market
Best Asian: Taste of Thai
Best Bakery/Cafe: Bred & Cie
Best BBQ: Phil's BBQ
Best Breakfast: Cafe 222
Best Brewery: Karl Strauss
Best Burger: Waterfront Bar & Grill
Best Casino Restaurant: Barona Valley Ranch
Best Catering: Urban Kitchen
Best Continental/French (Casual): Cafe Chloe
Best French (Fine Dining): Mille Fleur
Best Ethnic: Indigo Grill
Best Family/Casual Chain: Cheesecake Factory
Best Fine Dining Chain: Ruths Chris
Best Fusion: Red Pear Kitchen
Best Hotel Restaurant (casual): The Grill at the Lodge
Best Hotel Restaurant (fine dining): JRDN at Tower 23
Best Italian (casual): The Venetian
Best Italian (fine dining): Trattoria Acqua
Best featuring live music: Humphreys
Best Mexican (casual): El Indio
Best Mexican (fine dining): Cafe Coyote
Best New American: Prado
Best Neighborhood Restaurant: Kensington Grill
Best New Restaurant (casual): Alchemy
Best New Restaurant (fine dining): Cowboy Star
Best Pacific Rim: Kemo Sabe
Best Pizza: Sammy's
Best Pub/Bar: Bitter End
Best Quick Service: In-N-Out
Best Seafood (casual): The Brigantine
Best Seafood (fine dining): Oceanaire
Best Sports Bar: Moondoggie's
Best Steakhouse (casual): Bully's East
Best Steakhouse (fine dining): Donovans
Best Sunday Brunch: Tom Ham's Lighthouse
Best Nightclub/Restaurant/Lounge: Stingaree
Best Sushi: Sushi Bar Blue
Best Wine Bar: Wine Vault & Bistro
2009 U/T Reader's Choice: Bali Hai

Obviously, I have some of my own opinions, but I would like to read yours! Discuss amongst yourselves.

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